Impact of School Feeding Program on Access to Primary School Education in Chamwino

Sagenge, Angelina Julius (2015) Impact of School Feeding Program on Access to Primary School Education in Chamwino. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assesed the impacts of school feeding program (SFP) on access to primary school education in Chamwino District. This study adopted cross sectional design with a case study that meant to get in depth data on the impacts of SFP to the primary school education. Simple randomly sampling was used to select respondents such as pupils’ parents. Where Ward Educations Officers, Ward Executive Officers, Head teachers, and Education officials were purposively selected. Documentary review, observation checklist, interview and questionnaire are the major instruments used to collect data. The collected data (qualitative and quantitative) were then tabulated, transcribed and analyzed using SPSS. The study found that, school feeding is an effective tool to make pupils increase enrollment, attendance. The study found the place with low enrollment and attendance, poverty and drought as the criteria used to select schools for SFP. Moreover, the study found that parents’ participated in SFP by contributing money for graining maize, collecting firewood, constructing infrastructures and paying cookers and watchman. Several mechanisms were used to mobilize the parents such as parents meeting, village by-laws and awereness given through community development officers. The study still confirms that the school feeding program have impact on increasing access to primary school education for poor families in Chamwino District. However, still there is a need for central government to work on policy studies that would come up with cost - effective models that may enable countries like Tanzania and other developing countries to effectively implement school feeding programs without depending on donors.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:41
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:41
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1228

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